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Facial Contouring

Our faces start changing shape by the time we hit our thirties. Restoration towards the original appearance is called Facial Contouring, which is most commonly aimed toward emphasizing the “cheekbone” and preserving both the jawline and the temples.

The “Cheekbone”

Patients in their mid to late thirties sometimes complain that they are looking older, but can’t always put a finger on what they see that is different. Quite commonly, their issue is due to their “cheekbones” being less robust than five or ten years ago. This is caused when specific fat pads in the face–the ones that overlay the cheek bone structures—begin diminishing in size. Dr. Rosenbach can address this type of change with fillers. He will only employ such treatment if he believes the patient will achieve a natural result.

The Jawline

Patients commonly note that their jawlines become less defined with age. They speak of cheeks that are “drooping”. While the cheeks have the appearance of drooping, they are actually experiencing indentations caused by soft tissue loss in the area. A small amount of filler placed over certain parts of the jaw often helps to improve the drooping appearance.

The Temples

With age, the temples start to become somewhat indented. They are easily restored with fillers such as those in the Restylane or Juvederm family.

Most facial contouring patients achieve results that last nine months to a year. Whether it’s indented temples, droopy cheeks, or flattened cheekbones, Dr. Rosenbach’s goal is to achieve a natural and youthful appearance.

At a Glance

Dr. Alan Rosenbach

  • Board-certified and fellowship-trained dermatologist
  • Clinical associate professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Researcher, published author, lecturer
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